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Many people believed at the time that the trauma of 9/11 would change the world. My feeling was that our American response would be far more crucial.

Petulance is seldom considered a prime presidential attribute. George W. Bush's smirk notwithstanding, Americans prefer adults as Presidents.

If ever there was an event that called for reflection on what was left of the New Left, it was the 1981 Brink's robbery.

It really is extraordinary. Bechtel is awarded the biggest reconstruction contract in Iraq without having to compete for it.

To: Commander, Coalition Forces
From: Karl Rove, Supreme Commander

For almost forty years now, the white South has been moving steadily into the Republican ranks.

Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), better known as the McCain-Feingold law, by a 5-to-4 majority, is the need for campaign finance reform over?

To counter Bush, the Democrats must present a different version of a safe world.

The Republican drive represents a power grab unprecedented in scale and timing.

To declare oneself an unapologetic liberal in mainstream political debate these days is to invite abuse.

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Poet Crystal Valentine: “Maybe politics aren’t Armageddon enough for us”

December 22, 2014

In late 2010, Ecuador’s Rafael Correa faced down a cop revolt and won—emerging stronger and more popular.

December 21, 2014

Here's to a new year!

December 19, 2014

Only Congress can lift the embargo, and prominent Senators have threatened to block any ambassador to Cuba.

December 17, 2014

The two countries have resumed a dialogue after fifty years.

December 17, 2014

A review of the Obama administration's deportation practices reveals flagrant disregard for the law, and even human life.

December 17, 2014

Dick Cheney clarifies what he means by American Exceptionalism.

December 17, 2014

Doesn’t our acknowledgment of the abuse prove our fundamental decency?

December 15, 2014

Rev. Al Sharpton should not co-opt the grassroots protests that have broken out in reaction to the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

December 15, 2014

Obama should honor the people who tried to stop the torture regime.

December 15, 2014